Yanko is the leader, dirigent, composer of the band, selecting best composition for each particular scenario and putting everything into place.
Тодора Василева. Родена съм през 1982 година в Смолян- малко градче в сърцето на Родопа планина. Още като дете-4-5 годишна започнах да пея родопски песни. Когато някой от рода ни се за женеше, аз бях част от програмата- излизах и започвах да пея.
Като ученичка участвах първо в училищната "битова" група, после се включих в състава на Детско-юношеския фолклорен ансамбъл "Орфей" в града. Близо 3 години бях една от солистките на ансамбъла.
След завършване на училище продължавам да се занимавам с пеене и съхраняване на традициите, като взимам участие в редица фолклорни фестивали в страната и чужбинa
Peter Yordanov ( Buny ) was born in Sofia Bulgaria and is a sled taugh master of unusual musical instrument tupan(dual), hang drum, cajon. His cajon was custom-made for him in Slavakia. It has built- in bongos and 4 strings. He created the group called Echoo- Balkan Samba in 2008, and year later - a group called Oratnitza. As a member of those he has regulary played clubs and festivals around Bulgaria and around the world including Malaysia ( Penang World Music Festival 2013 ); Finland ( Tromso World Music Festival 2013 ); Belgium ( Brosella Folk & Jazz Festival 2012 ); Russia ( Perm World Music Festival 2014 and 2015 ); Balkan Trafik 2011; Greece ( Balkan Fest 2012 ); Slovakia ( Summer Tour 2012 ) Both groups participated in the July Jazz Festival (BG) and won the Audience Award. In 2012 Oratnitza issued its debut album and 2015 created new album called FOLKTRON. | |Kostadin has been playing the gaida since he was 10 years old. He was inspired to start by his cousin Nikolay Beliashki who at the moment is a renown gaida player and maker. The greatest musical influences upon him were his first teacher Kostadin Ilchev and the famous traditional players from the village of Gela. In 2014 he won the first price of the National Competititon for kaba bagpipers in the village of Gela. For years he has been playing authentic folklore with different groups at festivals in Bulgaria and abroad. He is one of the few most dedicated people on earth teaching more than 20 students and children worldwide. | Cvetelin plays Bulgarian Kaba Gaida since 2005 year performing on weddings, events and festivals. He is a passionate trainer, teaching kids and adults both in Bulgaria and abroad. In 2010 Cvetelin participates in the Danube Music Festival as a first price winner of the festival competition where he performs on Kaba Gaida with world-famous musicians like Carlos Nunes, Theodosii Spassov, etc. In 2012 year he co-founds www.kabagaida.com where he provides best kaba gaida trainings and instruments worldwide and manages the online kaba gaida community.|| |